Nissan Navara-based SUV tries on its production body

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Car Advice has posted new spyshots of the Nissan Navara-based SUV, featuring a full body wrap that covers up the production-spec exterior.

Nissan Navara-based SUV tries on its production body
Compared to previous test mules, the design lines of the new Navara SUV test mule are rounded and similar to the latest crop of Nissan SUVs.

The front fascia borrows cues from the Nissan Navara NP300, although it appears to be slightly tweaked for a distinct look. Compared to previous test mules, the design lines are rounded and similar to the latest crop of Nissan SUVs. The name hasn’t been confirmed yet; it could either be a successor to the off-road oriented Nissan X-Terra, introduced to the world as a brand new body-on-frame SUV, or sold as part of the Navara range.

Powering the Navara SUV could be the new 2.5 litre YD25DDTi four-cylinder turbodiesel engine from the pickup, which is capable of 190 PS at 3,600 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. It is available with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic gearbox and in two- or four-wheel drive configurations.

Nissan Navara NP300 interior at IAA 2015
The interior could also be identical to the Navara pick up, but with a better finish. It will be offered in 5-seat or 7-seat configurations.

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The Nissan Navara SUV variant will rival popular ladder frame SUVs like the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Isuzu MU-X and Chevrolet Trailblazer, all of which are derivatives of their respective pick-up sibling.

Nissan Navara NP300 – Image Gallery

[Source: Car Advice]

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